Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday , June 1, 2014

The seven sayings on the cross and then also the doctrine of the substitutionary spiritual death of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross.

1. The first one is found in LUK 23:34 But Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

2. The second one LUK 23:43  And He said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.”

3. The third one JOH 19:26-27,  When Jesus therefore saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing nearby, He *said to His mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”
JOH 19:27  Then He *said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her into his own {household.}

4. The fourth one MAT 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”

5. The fifth one, JOH 19:28  After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, in order that the Scripture might be fulfilled, *said, “I am thirsty.”

6. The sixth one, JOH 19:29-30,  A jar full of sour wine was standing there; so they put a sponge full of the sour wine upon {a branch of} hyssop, and brought it up to His mouth.

JOH 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.

7. The seventh and final one, LUK 23:46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into Thy hands I commit My spirit.” And having said this, He breathed His last.

Our Lord was enduring the first pains of crucifixion; the executioners had just driven the nails through His hands and feet.

In the midst of unjust and unfair treatment, He still remained in fellowship and prayer with God the Father as long as His heart was beating.

He would not let any form of undeserved suffering drive Him away from the throne of grace. Actually, it drove Him closer.

He said “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.”

The first major point which we see on the cross in the character of His intercession which was manifested and revealed by His forgiveness and graciousness.

They had lied about Him, accused Him falsely and crucified Him.

They were utterly undeserving of a single good word from the Savior’s heart.

TLJC prayed for persons who did not deserve the prayer but on the contrary deserved a curse.

The point is that He knows our precise condition at this moment, and the exact state of our heart with regard to the suffering and the temptation that we may be facing.

ROM 8:26 says  And in the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

Now, when He said in LUK 23:34  they do not know what they are doing.”, this was a wilful ignorance.  JOH 7:17 “If any man is willing to do His will, he shall know of the teaching, whether it is of God, or {whether} I speak from Myself.

JER 29:13 ‘And you will seek Me and find {Me,} when you search for Me with all your heart.

The point is that on the Cross, He still cared for those who were rejecting Him.

MAT 5:23-24, “If therefore you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, Leave your offering there before the altar, and go your way; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering.

Because if you do not forgive others, you cannot be filled with the Spirit and therefore everything that you do will be rejected by the Lord no matter how good it may appear overtly.

In other words, if you make others suffer and pay for what they’ve done to you, you will be the one who ultimately suffers and pays.

MAT 6:14-15,  “For if you forgive men for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. “But if you do not forgive men, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions.

MAR 11:25  “And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone; so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your transgressions.

This is actually for all mankind for in ROM 3:23 for all have sinned and f          of the glory of God,

In JOH 1:11  He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him.

JOH 1:14   And the Word became flesh, and tabernacled among us, and we beheld His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The eyes which sin had blinded….saw in Him no beauty that He should be desired.

For in ISA 53:3  He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

LUK 2:7  And she gave birth to her first‑born son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

For in MAT 2:16 we read Herod murdered all the male children who were in Bethlehem, from two years old and under,

As the “deceitful trial” of our Lord had been gone through, and though his judges found no fault in him, nevertheless, they had yielded to the insistent uproar of those who hated Him as they cried out over and over again and again “Crucify Him”.

Is it any wonder why stupid deceived individuals who had followed Him and His doctrines would be the very same ones who would listen to gossip about Him and cry out “release to us Barrabas and crucify Him, TLJC instead.

Is it any wonder why we are told in ISA 11:3 that He would not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears heard;….and yet they turned on Him and judged Him as guilty and forsook Him.

Is it any wonder why we are told in JOH 7:24 “Do not judge according to appearance, and yet they turned on Him and judged Him as guilty and forsook Him.

Is it any wonder why we are told in MAR 4:24 “Be careful what you listen to, the face book liars, the false text messages, the liars of the NET, ….and yet they turned on Him and judged Him as guilty and forsook Him.

Is it any wonder why we are told in LUK 8:18 “Be careful how you listen; ….and yet they turned on Him and judged Him as guilty and forsook Him.

For He was never innocent until He had His day in court and was proven to be guilty, but He was guilty without a day in court and the right to face His accusers, and therefore was never presumed to be innocent.

HE WAS GUILTY WITHOUT A TRIAL.

And someone might say, “I did not treat our Lord like that!” – You are a damn liar – YES YOU DID SAYS MAT 25:40“‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”

Some so-called believers need to 2CO 13:5, Test themselves to see if they are in the faith; examine themselves!

Ever since Cain killed Abel, religion has been trying to kill the grace oriented believer.

JOH 8:44 “You are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own {nature;} for he is a liar, and the father of lies.

Paul said it like this in GAL 4:29  But as at that time he who was born according to the flesh persecuted him who was born according to the Spirit, so it is now also.

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